Does Dry Mouth Mean I Have AIDS
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Grady Health SystemDry mouth or xerostomia is a symptom of HIV infection but not something that would be used as a diagnostic tool. There are many reasons why a person can present with dry mouth including some of those you mention, i.e. anxiety. Every time I lecture... Read more »
University of Utah, School of MedicineYou are correct that patients with HIV can get a Sjogren's like syndrome. it is not, however, common, especially early in disease. However, you seem to be concerned that, even though you have tested repeatedly negative, your dry eyes and dry... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineThank you for the link to this specific problem-- I am aware of this site. All I can say to you is what's been said many times before-- If you're HIV negative, you're HIV negative. Not everything in medicine fits into a neat place... Read more »
Grady Health SystemAs you know, it is impossible to offer an accurate diagnosis via this forum, but what you have described sounds very much like recurrent aphthous ulcerations (RAU). One of the factors which has been associated with RAU is stress. Whereas we do see... Read more »
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Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Replyhave been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »
Posted by Anonymousi'm writing this to ask a question about oral manifestations of hiv infection. I have been fairly sexually active this past year, and back in Feb I had a two day bout of chills with fever and woke up the second day having a night sweat -- fever... Read more »
Posted by TheTyger, 3 RepliesOne of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that resembles cottage cheese on the tongue? Could this have been an oral... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyDoes anyone have a treatment/advice when the combination of ddI and hydroxyurea makes my mouth bone dry and has dropped my blood platelets? Am beginning to find this worrying and uncomfortable. And am a little scared. Please help if you have an idea... Read more »
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